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Assessment of Correlation between Craniofacial Proportions and Genetic Indicators

Guneet Guram, Junaid A Shaik, Raghu Devanna, Swati Vishwakarma

Keywords : Craniofacial dimensions, Genes, Markers, Estrogen receptors

Citation Information : Guram G, Shaik JA, Devanna R, Vishwakarma S. Assessment of Correlation between Craniofacial Proportions and Genetic Indicators. J Contemp Dent Pract 2020; 21 (9):1008-1011.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-2888

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 20-01-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; The Author(s).


Aim and objective: To assess correlation among craniofacial proportions and genetic indicators using estrogen receptors (ESR1 and ESR2). Materials and methods: A total of 128 patients undergoing orthodontic treatment with age range 12–18 years of both genders were included. Lateral cephalogram of all subjects were taken. Vertical and sagittal parameters were studied on these cephalogram. Saliva was used for DNA extraction. Real-time polymerase chain reaction was performed for assessment of genetic indicators in ESR1 (rs9340799 and rs2234693) and in ESR2 (rs4986938 and rs1256049). Results: The mean SN cranial base was 68.4 mm, ANB (sagittal jaw relationship) was 2.8°, Ptm-A maxillary length was 46.2 mm, Go-Pg (mandibular body length) was 68.2 mm, Co-Gn (total mandibular length) was 112.8 mm, lower anterior facial height (ANS-Me) was 58.4 mm, N-Me (total anterior facial height) was 108.4 mm, lower posterior facial height (Co-Go) was 58.7 mm, and S-Go (total posterior facial height) was 72.4 mm. It was found that rs4986938 in ESR2 was linked with S-N dimension, with patients having CC genotype possessing negative correlation values (p value 0.05). Similarly, CC genotype possessed minimum mandibular body dimension, and it was found that rs4986938 in ESR2 was also linked with Go-Pg dimension (p value = 0.02). We found reduction in the ANS-Me values in patients with CC genotype in ESR1 rs2234693 (p value = 0.02), whereas there was no correlation of rest genotype with other craniofacial measurements (p value > 0.05). Conclusion: Evaluation of ESR1 and ESR2 may show role of genetic markers in disparity of craniofacial dimensions in individuals. Clinical significance: This study provides an outlay and supports the concept of possible correlation between genetic markers and craniofacial measurements.

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